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The Chimborazo Lodge

The Chimborazo Lodge

I feel joy each time I drive up the rutted dirt road to the gated entrance of Marco Cruz's Chimborazo Lodge. I could blame the euphoria on the high altitude. After all, the lodge is 4000 meters, about 13,123 feet, above sea level. But this euphoria comes from my joy...

The Chimborazo Lodge

The Chimborazo Lodge

I feel joy each time I drive up the rutted dirt road to the gated entrance of Marco Cruz's Chimborazo Lodge. I could blame the euphoria on the high altitude. After all, the lodge is 4000 meters, about 13,123 feet, above sea level. But this euphoria comes from my joy...

Indigenous Peoples of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Indigenous Peoples of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Visiting tourism projects in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve that are owned and operated by Indigenous communities should not be complicated. Yet many lodges and agencies claim their tours benefit indigenous residents of the area. It isn't always so simple.  Before...

The Dream Galapagos Land Based Tour

The Dream Galapagos Land Based Tour

A few years ago, we decided to head out on a 12-day Galapagos land-based tour! This information is still up-to-date and should inform your choice on whether to island hop or to cruise. Originally published in January 2016 After a lot of research, we decided that the...

Hiking Guagua Pichincha

Hiking Guagua Pichincha

2024 Update - Before planning this hike, please check current conditions with the GAD in Lloa. Guagua Pichincha is an active volcano and local officials sometimes close the access road and refuge.  I hike places like Guagua Pichincha because hiking at high altitude...